Gemfields to sponsor annual ICA gemstone congress

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Gathering in Sri Lanka to shine light on gemstone industry in 2015.

Gemfields has announced it will sponsor the 16th annual International Colored Gemstone Association’s ICA Congress, due to be held in Sri Lanka in May 2015.

The prestigious coloured gemstone conference is designed to bring together leaders and experts in the gem industry with a number of presentations, special events and unique experiences highlighting coloured gems.

Attending the event on behalf of Gemfields is chief executive officer Ian Harebottle, who will discuss current trends in the coloured gemstone industry during a talk scheduled for May 17.

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Harebottle commented: “As the leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, Gemfields is a natural partner for the ICA, whose objectives include promoting the understanding, appreciation and appeal of coloured gemstones worldwide, as well as advancing transparency and integrity across the sector.”

He continues: “The ICA Congress is an important platform for the coloured gemstone industry. Sri Lanka is a magnificent country bestowed with some of the world’s most beautiful gems and, together with the ICA and Gemfields, this event should serve to foster growth and development of the coloured gemstone industry in general, and in Sri Lanka in particular.”

ICA director and congress chairman Clement Sabbagh commented: “As a brand that resonates not only with the trade but also with consumers, Gemfields brings a unique perspective to the conference. Over the past few years, the company has successfully promoted coloured gemstone through a series of global events, designer collaborations and its association with Mila Kunis, who serves as the company’s global ambassador. We are proud to have their support and presence at this year’s congress.”

The ICA Congress will take place from May 16 to 19 2015.

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